Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
President Theodore Roosevelt was caught in the middle of the first major battle for wilderness preservation in Yosemite National Park.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.